CHARLES W. ELIOT - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED 1908 - HFSID 112346
Sale Price $198.00
CHARLES W. ELIOT
Harvard's youngest president pens and signs this quote, dating it in 1908!
Autograph Quotation signed: "Charles W. Eliot/1908." 4¼x3¾ card, in silver ink. In full: "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do do it with thy might". CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926) became Harvard University's youngest (at age 35) and longest tenured (40 years) President in 1869. Serving until 1909, Eliot transformed Harvard into one of the nation's most prestigious schools, expanding its facilities, structuring the University into schools and departments, offering an elective system, building athletic facilities (although he personally opposed football) and other innovations. Eliot, who had studied higher education methods in Europe, returned to the U.S. and took a position at M.I.T. in 1865. Four years later, his ideas for reforming higher education were published in "The Atlantic Monthly", leading to his appointment at Harvard, where he had taught early in his career. Eliot also edited Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, a 51-volume anthology of works selected by Eliot in 1909. Paper and adhesive residue (previous mounting) on face and verso. Toned and foxed. Slightly creased at corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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